1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – January 5th

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Bracket 010517

The 1 Seeds

Villanova, Baylor, Kansas, Gonzaga

The 2 Seeds

UCLA, Kentucky, Duke, Creighton

The 3 Seeds

Oregon, Louisville, Florida State, Virginia

The 4 Seeds

Xavier, Butler, North Carolina, West Virginia

The 5 Seeds

Arizona, Wisconsin, Florida, Purdue

The 6 Seeds

Notre Dame, USC, St. Mary’s (CA), Cincinnati

The 7 Seeds

Minnesota, SMU, Maryland, Clemson

The 8 Seeds

Virginia Tech, Arkansas, Michigan State, Pittsburgh

The 9 Seeds

TCU, Dayton, Indiana, South Carolina

The 10 Seeds

Northwestern, Seton Hall, Miami (FL), Iowa State

The 11 Seeds

VCU, Michigan, North Carolina State, Wichita State, Rhode Island, Illinois

The 12 Seeds

Middle Tennessee, NC-Wilmington, Texas-Arlington, Nevada

The 13 Seeds

Valparaiso, Akron, Monmouth, New Mexico State

The 14 Seeds

Florida Gulf Coast, Vermont, East Tennessee State, North Dakota State

The 15 Seeds

Belmont, Winthrop, Yale, Bucknell

The 16 Seeds

Texas Southern, Eastern Washington, Nicholls State, UC Irvine, North Carolina Central, Mount St. Mary’s




Last Four In

Michigan, North Carolina State, Rhode Island, Illinois

First Four Out

Kansas State, Houston, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State

Next Four Out

Marquette, Ohio State, Wake Forest, Illinois State




ACC (11), Big Ten (9), Big 12 (5), Big East (5), SEC (4), Pac-12 (4), Atlantic 10 (3), West Coast (2), American (2)

ACC – Duke, Louisville, Florida State, Virginia, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Miami (FL), North Carolina State

America East – Vermont

American – Cincinnati, SMU

Atlantic 10 – Dayton, VCU, Rhode Island

Atlantic Sun – Florida Gulf Coast

Big 12 – Baylor, Kansas, West Virginia, TCU, Iowa State

Big East – Villanova, Creighton, Xavier, Butler, Seton Hall

Big Sky – Eastern Washington

Big South – Winthrop

Big Ten – Wisconsin, Purdue, Minnesota, Maryland, Michigan State, Indiana, Northwestern, Michigan, Illinois

Big West – UC Irvine

Colonial – NC-Wilmington

Conference USA – Middle Tennessee

Horizon – Valparaiso

Ivy – Yale

MAAC – Monmouth

MAC – Akron

MEAC – North Carolina Central

Missouri Valley – Wichita State

Mountain West – Nevada

Northeast – Mount St. Mary’s

Ohio Valley – Belmont

Pac-12 – UCLA, Oregon, Arizona, USC

Patriot – Bucknell

SEC – Kentucky, Florida, South Carolina, Arkansas

Southern – East Tennessee State

Southland – Nicholls State

Summit – North Dakota State

Sun Belt – Texas-Arlington

SWAC – Texas Southern

WAC – New Mexico State

WCC – Gonzaga, St. Mary’s (CA)


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